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Coyote Summer

4.13  ·  Rating Details ·  254 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Upper Missouri River, 1825

Against the wild grandeur of the Rocky mountains and a richly woven tapestry of Indian cultures--Sioux, Mandan, Crow, Shoshoni--Coyote Summer unfolds into an unforgettable tale of love and reconciliation, destiny, and the indomitable spirit.

No two people could be more different: Heals Like A Willow, a beautiful young Shoshoni medicine woman, and R
Paperback, 672 pages
Published February 15th 1999 by Forge Books (first published August 1st 1997)
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Oct 30, 2011 Theresa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the first books i shared with the avid reader known as my mother, I loved the story of the wild west, the familiar native american tribes and the interactions between Richard Hamilton, and willow, inspires the spirit that there is a way to solve any problem.
Dec 17, 2011 Roxie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
another great book by micheal gear...have loved all his books so far
Mar 20, 2017 Martin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
How would I describe this book? I'd say good but not great. It was a good length novel at 650 pages and the stories were certainly well developed, and when the sub-plots were centred around that frontier, primitive survival instinctive type behaviour the book was fantastic. In fact, the way it ended I thought what a great lead in to a sequel, but apparently no prospect of that. The downside of the story was the at-times never-ending repetitive focus upon Richard's philosophical challenges (at th ...more
Dennis Royer
Jan 12, 2013 Dennis Royer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
I first read The Morning River and its companion Coyote Summer in the early 2000s. Over the years this story has stuck with me until I finally felt the urge to re-read the 2 book series. It has been every bit as enjoyable as the first time around. The author does an outstanding job of blending carefully researched, historical fiction with an epic quest. The vivid descriptions of frontier life in 1825 America transports the reader into the story. Plot, character development, setting, and readabil ...more
Jim Vuksic
Nov 13, 2013 Jim Vuksic rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whenever I begin reading the sequel to a book that I really liked, I always fear that it may not be able to measure up against the first book and I will be disappointed.
This was definitely not the case with Coyote Summer. It proved to be just as good, if not better than, its predecessor, The Morning River.
Oct 22, 2009 Peter rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: die die must read
Recommended to Peter by: the girl in the cover
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A very powerful story. It touches my heart until I refused to go to work one day just to know what Heal the Willow and Rishard to know it was a happy ending.In the year 1825 ............... I hope that I was born in that year.
Feb 28, 2011 Barbara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading the perspectives of Indian thought verses "white man's" thought in this book. The author seemed to do a lot of research into the different ways of the tribes. I wish I would have read "The Morning River" first however; this book was the conclusion of that story.
Chris Pendergast
Jun 25, 2014 Chris Pendergast rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My first book by Gear(s). Didn't realize it was a sequel until later. Loved the dialogue. Would love to hear an audio version or a film. Travis is a great character. Read a few more of theirs, looking for more...
Elizabeth Scheller Williams
I just could NOT get into the characters although the book was very well written. Guess it was me and Westerns.
Cyvil B.
Jul 20, 2013 Cyvil B. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I grew with the character and gain insight from the girl about how big God is.
Shawn Seward
Jul 24, 2016 Shawn Seward rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love it! It is the second half to The Morning River. The publisher made him break it into two books.
Oct 12, 2015 Dennis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
great ending
Dec 19, 2007 Andy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The second volume/continuation of Morning River. Though Coyote Summer can stand alone as its own novel, it is better suited as continuation/companion piece to Morning River.
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W. Michael Gear was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on the twentieth of May, 1955. A fourth generation Colorado native, his family had been involved in hard-rock mining, cattle ranching, and journalism. After his father's death in 1959, Michael's mother received her Master's degree in journalism and began teaching. In 1962 she married Joseph J. Cook, who taught tool and die making, and the fam ...more
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